For Confirmation Parents 2017-2018
The Confirmation program at Trinity Lutheran Church is designed to build disciples for Christ who have an in-depth knowledge of the Holy Bible and Lutheran doctrine. This is a two year program going through Luther’s Small Catechism and a workbook called Applying Luther’s Catechism. With those two books we also study the Bible by doing an in-class Bible study and assigning books of the Bible for parents and confirmands to read at home.
Outside of study, we also require the confirmands to do service work. They are required to do 10 service hours outside of the home and two acts of service in the church by acolyting, reading or something else depending on pastoral approval. We also require each confirmand to do 10 sermon notes, where they summarize the law and gospel proclamation of the pastor’s sermon.
Finally, to be confirmed at Trinity, we require the confirmand to demonstrate that they know the order of books of the Bible, they know the doctrine of the Bible and the Lutheran Church, and that they complete all required work of the class.
Our confirmation program begins on September 13, 2017 and ends on May 2, 2018. The class is every Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:00pm during the school year. Note that some Wednesdays have no class due to holidays. The Rite of Confirmation is held the first Sunday in May at the 10:30 a.m. service.
Adult Confirmation classes are held as needed. The class structure is at pastoral discretion.